A New Guitarist's Best Friend
Taking this site
as a given example, it's clear that there are resources for those
learning to play the guitar on the internet, and some of them can be
pretty extensive and extremely helpful. Websites, blogs, YouTube
channels, ebooks - there are so many formats that will allow someone
new to the instrument learn some new songs and skills that it's
worth listing a few tips to help you keep track of all the
information and training available.
1) Get a YouTube account, become a subscriber.
If you're using YouTube to watch guitar lessons, then make sure you
have an account with the site. You may already have one, with
playlists and subscriptions featuring everything from live concerts,
to funny cats, to
Partypoker tournament coverage. Having an account
means you can "sub" (subscribe) to channels, like mine, and have
every new video appear in a list for you to watch whenever you want
to. Handy, right?
2) Use bookmarks.
Every major browser (Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla's
Firefox and Google's Chrome) comes with a method of bookmarking
pages - noting down their location so you can come back to them
later. With the ability to use folders in some browsers, you can
even organise pages you've saved into lessons, tips, songs,
tablature, and so on. Very useful.
3) Be smart with your smartphone.
If you're lucky enough to own a smartphone, then you'll have all
sorts of apps that will allow you to take all your guitar-learning
tools with you, from tuning apps to a YouTube app for you to hone
your skills even if you don't have your PC or laptop screen in front
These are just three ideas, but they should all come in useful as
you progress as a guitarist. Just make sure you're using all the
tools you can, and you'll find that you'll never run out of things
to learn and enjoy.
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